Gunther the German shepherd, who has inherited a $500 million trust, is selling his Florida waterfront mansion that was once owned by big music icon Madonna.
The 7,947-square-foot Tuscan-style home, located at 3029 Brickell Ave. in Miami, has nine bedrooms and nine bathrooms, as well as a pool, tennis court, dock, and spectacular views of Biscayne Bay.
Gunther is the master of the home, according to the Associated Press, and sleeps on Madonna’s former bed. “He literally sleeps overlooking the most magnificent view in an Italian custom bed in the former bedroom of the greatest pop star in the world,” said real estate agent Ruthie Assouline.
Gunther’s obscene riches can be traced back to his great grandfather, Gunther III, who inherited a multimillion-dollar trust from the property’s previous owner, German countess Karlotta Liebenstein. The dog-friendly trust mostly invests in real estate and funds a staff of handlers who take Gunther on lavish excursions, feed him caviar, and provide him with a life far superior to that of the typical human.
Gunther’s Miami mansion was supposedly purchased for $7.5 million from Madonna and is now on the market for $31,750,000.
Madonna, 63, announced the shocking news with her followers on Instagram alongside a photo of herself looking downcast in her present residence.
Before uploading screenshots of headlines about the dog, she wrote, “When you find out a dog is selling your old house for 3 times the amount you sold it for!”
Under photos of her sitting on a couch with her head in her hands, the Like A Prayer singer added emojis for a house and a sobbing face.
She then shared a screenshot with the caption, “Too much [greatness] in 1 house.”
Gunther IV, the family’s second dog, bought the mansion from Madonna 20 years ago, before she and her then-husband Guy Ritchie relocated to England.
The Gunther Corporation, which was founded and designed to ensure that the dog is well cared for, manages Gunther VI’s wealth.
The New York Post, on the other hand, claims that the entire story about the super-rich dog is fake.
The house is apparently being listed for their client, a 65-year-old Italian entrepreneur named Maurizio Mian, by broker Ruthie Assouline and her husband Ethan.
“There is no dog sleeping in Madonna’s former bedroom,” a source told the publication. “This is a totally made up story. The broker is talking nonsense. There is no dog. There never was a dog. The owner thought it would be a fun way to score a reality TV show. That’s it.”
The Gunther hoax was first exposed in 2005, when Mian’s shell company Gunther Corp. paid $7.5 million for the house.